All articles tagged ‘kitten’


CareVets Wainuiomata »

3 Waiu Street, Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt 5014
Phone: (04) 564 4104

Two Cats, One Dog Magazine – Autumn 2013 »

Head in store and pick up a copy of the latest CareVets `Two Cats, One Dog` Magazine. Articles in this issue include: Labradors Rule! Health care for New Zealand’s favourite dog. Urinary Incontinence in dogs. Cat wars – when cats in the family don’t get on. Ticks and tick diseases in Dogs and Cats.   […]

FRONTLINE® Plus kills fleas and ticks and controls biting lice on both cats and dogs. »

Pets can pick up fleas from anywhere another infested animal has been, such as the garden or park – even indoor-only cats can be affected if another pet or human brings in a flea. And it doesn’t take long for one little flea to become a big problem. Fleas are blood-sucking parasites that can make […]

Petra »

Hi my name is Petra. I have been working at CareVets since February 2012. I am currently working towards my Vet Nursing Qualification. I am lucky to be working at CareVets as I learn and gain experience with animals every day. I have chosen this career path as I have a passion for working with […]

Hills Vet Essentials »

Introducing Hill´s™ Science Diet™ VetEssentials™: A new range of pet food from Hill´s Pet Nutrition, available exclusively through vet clinics. Hill´s Pet Nutrition embodies a tradition of caring that began in 1939 with one remarkable veterinarian. Hill´s mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. To do this, […]

Digital Camera Competition Winners »

All CareVets clinics, in conjunction with Bayer New Zealand, recently ran a promotion for Advocate flea & worm treatment. All customers who made a purchase of Advocate went into the draw to win a digital camera, with one camera to be won at each CareVets clinic.

Animals matter in Disasters »

A groundbreaking survey* just recently released (August 2011) shows that New Zealand is a nation of pet owners and animal lovers, with the New Zealand companion animal population sitting at approximately 5 million compared to a mere 4.4 million for humans! This means 68% of Kiwi households own at least one pet (companion animal) which […]

Cats with sore eyes »

Many cats have recurrent Conjunctivitis (Eye Infection), sometimes associated with slight ‘Snuffly’ symptoms.
Find out what causes this common health problem and what you can do to ease your cats suffering.

CareVets Napier »

120 Taradale Road, Onekawa, Napier, Hawkes Bay
Phone: (06) 842 2033

Administering Medication to Cats »

Just like you, your cat is going to get sick occasionally and you’ll likely come home from your veterinarian with some medication to administer. Learning how to do it right will make the process easier both for you and your cat. Always follow the instructions given by your veterinarian. Be sure to administer the full […]

Cat Health Check »

Congratulations – you have a new kitten! You’ve anticipated the new arrival by ‘kittenproofing’ your home and had lots of fun choosing the carrier, bed, blanket, toys and other supplies he or she will need. This adorable little bundle of fluff is sure to bring you much joy. In return, you can make a major […]

Behaviour in Cats »

A few fundamentals Cats were once described as anti-social animals, but this is no longer regarded as true. Although very different from dogs, cats also need interaction and most importantly, your loving attention! When you bring a new kitten or cat into your home you’ll have to decide whether your pet will live strictly indoors […]

Dental Care for Cats »

Your pet counts on you for protection With major advances in treating serious infectious and other pet diseases, oral disease – most importantly periodontal or gum disease caused by the buildup of plaque and tartar – has become the number-one health problem for cats. It’s estimated that without proper dental care 70% of cats will […]

Cat Diseases & Vaccination »

Your cat counts on you for protection One of the very best things you can do to give your cat a long and healthy life is to ensure that he is vaccinated against common feline diseases. Your cat’s mother gave her kitten immunity from disease for the first few weeks of existence by providing disease-fighting […]

Ear Care »

Clean, odour-free, pale pink colour and a minimal accumulation of wax are indications of healthy ears. Check your pet’s ears regularly. Signs of Ear Disease Unpleasant odour Excessive scratching and pawing of the ear and head Sensitivity to touch, often resulting in pain Constant tilting/shaking of the head to one side Black or yellowish discharge […]

Eye Care for Cats »

A healthy cat’s eyes should be clear and bright and the area around the eyeball white. Common Symptoms of Illness Red inner eyelids Matter ‘stuck’ on the surface or in the corners of the eye Cloudiness within the eyeball A dull eye surface The ‘third eyelid’ coming across the eye Excessive tearing or unusual discharges […]

Fleas and Ticks »

Ticks are small spider-like acarids and fleas are insects, but these two tiny creatures have at least one thing in common—they are both parasites that feed on your dog’s or cat’s blood and can cause a lot of discomfort and more serious health problems. Flea bites may go unnoticed on some pets, cause slight irritation […]

Cat Information »

To help keep your cat healthy and happy, regular health checks, vaccinations, worming and flea treatment from your vet clinic are very important. Vaccinations To give your cat protection against cat diseases (Calicivirus, Rhinotracheitis, Panleukopaenia) your cat must receive the full course of vaccinations. This will involve either two or three vaccinations, each given three […]

CareVets Porirua »

9 Kenepuru Drive, Porirua
Phone: (04) 237 9600

CareVets Kapiti »

301 Kapiti Rd, Paraparaumu Beach, Paraparaumu 5032, Wellington
Phone: (04) 297 2500

CareVets Te Atatu »

520 Te Atatu Road, Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland
Phone: (09) 834 4430

CareVets Rototuna »

Cnr Horsham Downs & Thomas Road, Rototuna, Hamilton
Phone: (07) 855 2306

CareVets Johnsonville »

31 Johnsonville Road, Johnsonville, Wellington
Phone: (04) 478 3709

CareVets Hamilton South »

149 Ohaupo Road, Hamilton
Phone: (07) 843 0090

CareVets Glen Eden »

69 West Coast Road, Glen Eden, Auckland
Phone: (09) 818 7454